The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
Simon and Schuster, 15.02.1972 - 320 Seiten
Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows! Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books out there, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay.
Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives—why people act the way that they do. Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Egri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise—a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior—and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior.
Using Egri's ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
Egri describes premise, character, and conflict as the essential elements - and the heart - of any play. He espouses an approach to play-writing “based on the natural law of dialectics” rather than ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The Art Of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human MotivesNutzerbericht - Rick Royster - Goodreads
One of the 2 or 3 best books i've ever read on writing, and i've read quite a few. Story by Robert McKee is very solid and a must read for film makers, but this book combined with Dara Marks inside ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
The Bone Structure
The Dialectical Approach
Strength of Will in a Character
Crisis Climax Resolution
The Timeliness of a Play
Entrances and Exits
Plot or CharacterWhich?
Characters Plotting Their Own Play
Unity of Opposites
Cause and Effect
Point of Attack
Why Are Some Bad Plays Successful?
What Is Art?A Dialogue
When You Write a Play
How to Get Ideas
Writing for Television